Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced that Freescale is using Green Hills Software’s MULTI(R) integrated development environment (IDE) to build AUTOSAR-compliant OS and 32-bit Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) Software Packages. AUTOSAR is a growing standard requirement in all automotive body, chassis and safety software applications. The first in-car deployment is expected in 2010.
“Green Hills’ strong market penetration in the automotive sector and its industry-leading compiler performance and small code size, make the MULTI IDE a natural choice for Freescale’s AUTOSAR software development projects,” noted Ray Cornyn, director of Automotive Microcontroller Products at Freescale. “Green Hills’ full solutions provide customers and our team with software development productivity through the MULTI integrated development environment.”
Freescale’s AUTOSAR software for MPC556x, MPC551x and other microcontroller (MCU) families is engineered to conform to the AUTOSAR R2.1 and 3.0/3.1 standards allowing software optimization for specific MCU families and derivatives. Automotive applications for body, chassis, and advanced safety provide for the consolidation of more ECU functionality and communication of other body systems, including Gateway, central tasks in body controllers, and centralization in safety and chassis control applications.
The AUTOSAR-compliant software addresses the need of automotive manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers for standardization that will allow for the re-use of the software in future developments, thereby achieving substantial cost savings.
The Freescale AUTOSAR OS development requires an optimizing compiler to produce fast running code with absolute quality. Freescale uses Green Hills optimizing compilers in a variety of global development activities. In addition, Freescale uses the MULTI IDE — a single integrated software and hardware development toolset to help the Freescale AUTOSAR software project meet development milestones and productivity metrics.
“We are pleased that Freescale has chosen our IDE for the development of its AUTOSAR-compliant software for automotive controllers,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer of Green Hills Software. “We are happy to again demonstrate our leadership in helping embedded systems designers create totally reliable, maximum performance products in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.”
With AUTOSAR development sites in Europe, Asia and the U.S., Freescale’s distributed developers are using the MULTI IDE for a global activity.
About Green Hills Optimizing Compilers
Green Hills Software has been the leader in embedded optimizing compiler technology for the last twenty-five years. Using the world’s most advanced compiler technology, Green Hills Software has dominated the EEMBC benchmarks from their introduction in 1999, by implementing the most advanced optimization techniques. Using the Green Hills optimizing compilers included with the MULTI software development environment most programs can be made to run at least 20% faster than if compiled with a “free” GNU compiler. Green Hills optimizing compilers consistently beat all other compilers on the EEMBC benchmarks.
AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is open and standardized automotive software architecture, jointly developed by automobile manufacturers, suppliers and tool developers. It is intended to pave the way for innovative electronic systems that further improve performance, safety and environmental friendliness.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by the NSA to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.